Elon DPT students, alumni and faculty present research at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting

The Department of Physical Therapy Education was well-represented at the national conference by its third-year DPT students, alumni and faculty members.

Faculty, current students and alumni in Elon’s Department of Physical Therapy presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 2 through Feb. 5.

Fifteen abstracts from Elon faculty, students and alumni were accepted for presentation in the following sections: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary (1), Education (1), Geriatrics (3), Oncology (1), Neurology (4), Research (1) and Sports (4). Seven of those abstracts had students as the lead presenters/authors.

2022 Combined Session Meeting Presentations from Elon


Demographic Factors and Anxiety Management in First Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students

Melissa Scales, Jennifer Martin

Post-Exertional Malaise Not Observed in Long COVID Patients

Stephen Bailey, Abigail Symes, James Davis, Matthew Braswell, Hannah McHugh

Step Activity and Fall Risk Assessment in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease

Savannah Henry, Amethyst Deneal, Crystal Ramsey, Srikant Vallabhajosula

What Are the Risk Factors Associated with Pain in Postpartum Runners?

Shefali Christopher et al.

Does Hand-Held Dynamometry Correlate with Biodex and Nordbord When Measuring Eccentric Hamstring Strength?

William Cooner, Mark Kay Hannah, Srikant Vallabhajosula, Shefali Christopher


Demographics and Fracture Incidence in Older Adults with Concussion

Crystal Ramsey, Lindsey Byom

Caffeine Mouthrinses Have No Ergogenic Effect on Functional Performance in Older Adults

Jessica Terrell, Caroline Tunis, Lucy Sneader, Srikant Vallabhajosula, Stephen Bailey

Timed Mobility Scores for Supine-to-Sitting and Sitting-to-Supine in Healthy Adults

Charity Johansson, Claire Capps, Camille Burkhardt, Kayla Karr, Mary Corcoran

Comparing Quality of Life and Physical Performance between Lung Cancer Survivors and Breast Cancer Survivors

Lucas Friess, Tyanna Eaddy-Harris, Victoria Garrison, Daniel Janyska, Maggie Hoff, Stephen Bailey, Elizabeth Evans, Srikant Vallabhajosula

Impact of Restricted Visitation and Depressive Symptoms during Inpatient Rehabilitation after Stroke: A Case Report

Ashley Etherton, Alys Giordano

Functional Independence Predicts Discharge to the Community in Patients with Stroke Following Inpatient Rehabilitation

Addison Andrews, Richard Bohannon

Multifactorial Balance Interventions for an Individual with BPPV and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Briana Alford, Madeline Upham, Alys Giordano

Can Inertial Measurement Units Accurately Measure Joint Angles during Gait? a Concurrent Validity Study

Kathryn Balardi, Michael Johnson, Jaclyn Ross, Susan Chinworth, Srikant Vallabhajosula

The Influence of Running Habits and Injury on Athletic Identity across the Female Runner Lifespan

Daniel Hines, Sara Perkins, Jennifer Schneible, Yuan Zhuang, Jennifer Gehrin, Shefali Christopher, Garrett Bullock

Comparison of Dry Needling Approaches for the Quadratus Plantae

Mary Hannah, Randall Lazicki, Monica Zimmerman, Austin Moore, Luguang Wei, Janet Cope